Mitigating Security Risks: An Assessment of Cyberattacks on U.S. Voting Systems

4 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2019

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Tobi West

Dakota State University; Coastline College

Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Date Written: November 11, 2019

Abstract

Cyber-attacks have become more prevalent with the emergence of globalization, technological advancements, and societal dependencies on cyber infrastructure and data. The presidential elections of the U.S. and other countries have become the target of nation state attacks that threaten the foundations of democracy and the integrity of the votes cast in free elections. The following article provides an assessment of the U.S. cyber-security landscape and recommendations to ensure a secure voting system infrastructure and readiness for the future.

Keywords: Cybersecurity, U.S. Elections, Cyberattacks, Presidential Elections

JEL Classification: M15, O33

Suggested Citation

West, Tobi and Zentner, Aeron, Mitigating Security Risks: An Assessment of Cyberattacks on U.S. Voting Systems (November 11, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3484650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3484650

Tobi West (Contact Author)

Dakota State University ( email )

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Coastline College ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.coastline.edu

Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

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